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Linksys E1500
8.4 out of 10

Linksys E1500

Great Deal: $83.67

Reviews and Problems with Linksys E1500

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Bargain

Alexander B., Newegg
17 December 2012
  • Summary: Other than the ethernet cable being DOA causing a delay in setup, everything else was a cinch! Highly recommended!
  • Pros: -Easy setup -Guest Access -Good Signal
  • Cons: -Included ethernet cable was bad
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Router

Christopher T., Newegg
6 December 2012
  • Pros: This router has pretty good speed and the setup disk is easy to setup. I had it from sealed in the box to fully working in just 4.5 minutes. The disk that they provide is so easy a caveman could do it. The speed is good on this router and it has a lot of functions including a speed tester included with the router which is a nice little feature for testing the bandwidth and ping directly from the modem instead of via wireless. The range is decent, but for some reason, ...
  • Cons: Range could be a bit better, but not a bad router by any means.
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Overall 8
8.0

Linksys is an excellent buy

Paul, Amazon
19 November 2012
  • Summary: If you are not a technological wizard, yet want to enjoy wireless capabilities, this is the product for you. Easy to install very reliable,fast and consistent. Linksys E1500 Wireless-N Router is excellent buy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Refurb works.

James J., Newegg
19 June 2012
  • Summary: Good N300 single-band router from a networking company at the price of lesser brand. Feature set is sufficient, simple to use, and should work well in a household setting.
  • Pros: Simple setup, works as intended/advertised. Can use Cisco Connect CD (or download from website) or manually setup directly through browser, which I prefered since similar to WRT54G setup menu. Good perfomance specs on Cnet review. Refurb was a good one with no problems so far.
  • Cons: Wifi Protected Setup pop-up (by default) is hard to cancel in the browser if not using that feature. It hangs in Chrome and IE9 normal mode, but will only obey cancel button in IE9 compatibility mode. A hassle, because it blocks other "Wireless" setup options in the menu until disabled.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Router- BUT

Wayne V., Newegg
8 May 2012
  • Pros: Excellent router so far. Setting it up was super easy for the most part- see cons.
  • Cons: After initially setting the router up- I was barely getting 2 mbps (versus almost 30 mbps hardwire). Found some reasearch on web that suggested "disabling WMM" support by going to: settings >applications and gaming>qos. After disabling the WMM- im getting around 26+ mbps!
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Overall 8
8.0

OK router for cheap price(refurbished)

hugo3427, Ebay
29 April 2012
  • Summary: Parental Controls have minimal functionality. Sometimes they don't even work(ie. timer controls). Locks up about once a month. Signal a bit weaker than my old, cheap, airlink with external anteneas. Otherwise, small, functions OK for the money. No big regrets for price I paid.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ernesto R., Newegg
27 April 2012
  • Pros: Router works great ran cd as instructed and install was painless. my network was setup in a few minutes. link ed my evo and kids wii and nintendo 3ds with no problems .
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Good so far - Used as an access point

Kenneth S., Newegg
17 April 2012
  • Summary: For approx. $23 and an extra Newegg warranty it is hard to beat.
  • Pros: Good signal strength. almost as good as my Dlink DIR-655. Runs cool with modest use. Stable as an access point (router function is turned off since my ATT U-Verse has a router).
  • Cons: Setup and firmware update is a bit unstable. I went under apps&games > QoS > and disable WMM (as others have advised) and updated the firmware which went okay. Then going back and forth into setup was a bit unstable but after 4 reboots it all worked. I had to go and "reset" the device a few times as I was making the custom settings (router functions, off, correct IP address for my ATT 2Wire router, etc.)
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as an access point only

Don R., Newegg
12 April 2012
  • Summary: I didn't even take down the old B/G access point, just added the new one and they are working together properly. (I did separate the two devices to prevent interference.
  • Pros: Once I got it set up it is working great as an access point for wireless N.
  • Cons: It was a bit of a search to find out how to use this router device as an access point only (turn off the router function). After I found the appropriate instruction in the manual, the setup screen did not match the instruction. I then searched for firmware updates to update the 1.0 firmware. After updating I had the option of going into bridge mode and it set up with no problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works after some tweaks

R. Demers, Amazon
9 April 2012
  • Summary: After following on screen instructions from the included CD, download speeds were severely limited. Found through google searches that you must disable WMM Support in the Applications & Gaming - QOS screen. Also to get the full 300mbps link, I had to set Channel Width to Auto (20 or 40Mhz). Once these steps are done I am getting much better signal than my previous Netgear wireless n router.
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